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You know that you're old school if you can....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    baseball cards.. six for a nickel... with gum
  2. boots

    boots New Member

    When team uniforms went to from wool, to cotton, to double-knit, to mesh.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Bat Day at a major league ball park had real, not replica scaled-down, bats
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    your "remote control" was a set of pliers

    bands had enough "hits" to put out a "greatest hits" album

    you would never, EVER consider selling an autographed item from a sports hero...
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Took me back on the baseball every day post.
  6. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    Okay, boots, you wanted old school so here goes ...

    You know you're old (school) if you can ...
    *remember tossing in a quarter to get over the Triboro Bridge.
    *paying a nickel for the NY Daily News.
    *listening to Mel Allen, Red Barber, Bob Murphy, Lindsay Nelson, Harry Caray, Jack Buck.
    *baseball doubleheaders on holidays.
    *listening to Marty Glickman actually root for the football Giants on radio.
    *no ESPN.
    *no Mike and the Mad Dog.
    *Joe Lapchick coaching St. John's.
    *Red Holzman coaching the Knicks with Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere.
    *Alan Freed and (later) Murray the K playing doo-wops on WABC-Radio.

    And on a personal note ...
    *...if you can remember when you could walk.
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    You want to know about scary knowledge? I just thought of 20 of my childhood friends, and was able to quote both their Little League team AND their Senior Division team. Why do I keep this knowledge?

    I, incidentally, was the Panthers, then the Pirates.
  8. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I think I remember a nickel for five or six cards with the gum
  9. ...if you can remember when major leaguers actually wore stirrups.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    ...knew how to make the right cuts to give you long, thin, sleek-looking stirrups.
  11. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    When your parents would beat your ass if you got in trouble at school, and not call the ACLU or threaten to sue.
    When you played outside all day.
    When you could purchase packs of Garbage Pail Kids cards (one of the unique things from growing up in the 80s)
    When you could watch Bugs Bunny all day on Saturday morning (instead of anime cartoons).
    When Air Jordans weren't around.
    When Magnum PI and Knight Rider were the big shows on TV.
  12. Remember when your parents would beat your ass if you got in trouble in school instead of giving you a "timeout."

    My father's belt was feared. My mother was handy with a wooden spoon. And we, for the most part, kept in line because of that.
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